The five-star rank was first created on Dec. 14, 1944. Four Army general officers were promoted to general of the Army that month. Their names and dates of rank are: George C. Marshall, Dec. 16, 1944; Douglas MacArthur, Dec. 18, 1944; Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dec. 20, 1944; and Henry H. Arnold, Dec. 21, 1944.
Basketballs typically range in size from very small promotional items only a few inches in diameter to extra large balls nearly a foot in diameter used in training exercises to increase the skill of players. The standard size of a basketball in the NBA is 29.5 to 29.875 inches (74.93 to 75.88 cm) in circumference.
Most actors who have portrayed Batman on the silver screen lasted only one film. With the release of the Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale became the first man to played Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego more than twice in the big screen. In 2017, Ben Affleck joined Bale as the only actor to play Batman in three films. Affleck appeared as the caped crusader in 2016’s Batman vs Superman, and Suicide Squad movies and again in the Justice League movie a year later.